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's requirements and there have to be recounts by state law. >> okay. coming up is fema in the forefront. next we're going to discuss what the stance could have on the election. be right back. [ earnest ] out of the blue one day, we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> mitt's primary campaign comments coming back to haunt home and what he made last year involving fema. we're back in the news room with that. >> yeah, this happened during a cnn debat
, peter -- >> in the debate last year when they were talking about fema, john king asked him should we cut fema and put that money into other things. he said, his response, should fema be occur failed to save federal -- curtailed to save federal dollars, romney said absolutely. every time you have and occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. if you can even go further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. >> peter -- >> quick point, that is that you cannot run for president, you cannot talk this way when it is -- it was very clear with george bush, he undervalued fema, to put it under homeland security, put brownie, great job brownie who was a horse guy, political appointee in this, this has been professionalized, pulled up, fema runs well because you have a president that believes in it. >> okay. >> jim? >> are you telling me that barack obama made -- before barack obama, fema sucked is that what you're telling me? >> i'm telling you. >> no, that's what you're saying. >> they cut the budget for
. fema has a service to help you track one down. text word shelter plus a zip code to 4 fema. that information is on our web site, myfoxdc.com. we're back in a moment. in a m [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> we're taking a live look from ocean city, maryland where our crew is out there this morning reporting for us. each time we check back in, you notice it seems like the waves are getting a little bit higher, water coming in just a little bit further than it did from the time before and it will continue to do so as hurricane sandy gets closer to our area. we have crews througho
at the white house to stay in touch with fema and federal authorities in charge of the response to hurricane sandy. in ohio today mitt romney's campaign meanwhile collected donations of various goods and food items. romney said generosity is an american trait and has canceled all campaign events today because of the storm. president obama went to the headquarters of the american red cross here in washington. the president said he is confident the recovery effort is heading in the right direction and he urged people to make monetary donations to the red cross disaster relief fund. >> we certainly feel profoundly for all the families whose lives have been up ended and will be going through tough times the next several days and perhaps several weeks and months. the most important message i have for them is that america's with you. >> we won't be able to solve all our problems with our of the this morning. there are a lot of people that will still be looking for goods even though we've gathered these things as you know, but one of the things i've learned in life is you make the difference you ca
's at the forecast, back to you. >> all right sir, thank you very much. >>> fema has activated the search and rescue team. crews are waiting to get word as to where they may be heading. melanie is live there with the details on that. melanie. >> reporter: good morning, tony, yes the fairfax urban county search and rescue team has been mobilized. they got the word around noon yesterday. they had six hours to get their gear together, get packed and come here where they are waiting to get word from fema where they are going to go. where their skills are going to be most needed to respond to the afteraffect of this storm. we to want direct all of the questions to the captain of the, chief, of the urban search and rescue team. i was impressed, got to get everything together, you don't know where you're going. >> right, we don't know officially where we'll be. we have to mobilize, 80 member time name place here since last night. we're packed up, ready to go and waiting on word from fema. >> reporter: you could stay close, you could go very far? >> yep, we have buss to move the team around. we've told them
them out. they're asking for red cross help, they're asking for fema to come and help them out. and that is the latest from rockaway beach. >> these pictures don't get easier to watch. >> that is rough. and, of course, we have the snow in the mountains, going on for three days now, brian. we have pictures to show you of what is happening at the high elevations to the west. we know that the ski resorts are happy about this. i think snowshoe mean up and over the three-foot mark, but we also just got a report from one of our e-mailers, robert lefler, camain at west virginia, 3700 feet and may have 32 to 40 inches. you see boone, north carolina, here, and some heavy snow amounts, they're strong get the equipment out and the down side of this area, the heavy, wet snow in the appalachians is that and that is cutting power and phone service to many spots. it mean a number of days, if not a full week before service is back. closer in, frostburg got four inches, in west virginia, grant county, over 22-inches and big meadows, virginia, madson county, 12 inches of snow and elevation-based
between state, local and federal government. we've now got the fema teams on the ground today and i think we're ready. schools will be a day-by-day call and largely up to the local government to determine whether it's safe to have buses and kids out on the road over the next two days. >> and i got to ask you, another thing that's sort of been bubbling up here, and i know we're way ahead of it, it's a long shot, but some people had power out for more than a week. what happens if power is out november 6th? >> well, we have contingency plans in place right now. we've already worked with dominion power to make sure that polling places and registrar's offices are among the highest priorities for power restoration. we anticipate having a full seven days before the election to have power restored. so we don't anticipate that being a problem at all. if people are inconvenienced right now because they can't get to a registrar's office to do absentee voting, we're looking at possibly extending hours before the election to make sure that happens. that is clearly on our mind. the state board of elect
running down the briefings he has had with many of the fema and federal officials in charge of this response. the president said he has directed all arms of the federal government to make sure that the food, water and other rescue resources are in place in the areas needed up and down the east coast. more specifically, though, the president's message was to those people who would find themselves in any evacuation zone. in some of his most direct language, the president basically said if you do not heed these warnings or follow the instructions of local officials well in the president's words this could be a fatal situation. >> the most important message that i have for the public right now is, please listen to what your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate you need to evacuate, do not delay, don't question the instructions being dna, because this is a serious storm, and it could potentially have fatal consequences if people haven't acted quickly. >> reporter: now as the president can say that it remains to be seen whether or not people will a
power and in terms of the clean-up, the national guard is here helping. fema has been in the area. the nypd, fdny, other emergency services have been here, but this clean-up has only just begun. >> wow, just to see the pictures. it's just incredible in that region. >> it makes you thankful that people really did take those evacuation orders seriously because given that kind of damage had people been there, it could have been a much different situation. >> absolutely. >>> still ahead tonight some travelers are wishing they got out of tune a bit sooner. coming up we'll -- town a bit sooner. coming up we'll show you the impact the storm had on airarea. >> plus we're monitoring metro. the transit system gets back up to speed after shutting down due to sandy. >> and raw sewage discharged into a local river after a plant lewises electricity at the height of the storm -- loses electricity at the height of the storm. we'll have the latest on this situation. >> with the greatest impacts of sandy out of here we're just talking a little light rain and chilly temperatures. we'll have a look a
insurance, an expert from fema who knows the fema phones, and an expert from the state who knows the state housing programs. >> reporter: nearly half of the reported debts in new york city took place here on staten island. now, forecasters say another storm is on the horizon and is expected to say east of new york in new jersey. david lee miller, fox news. >>> we continue our coverage now with fox 5s paul wagner. he joining us live from staten island. homeland security secretary janet napolitano on the ground there late today touring the devastation, we understand. >> reporter: she was, will. she held a news briefing here a while ago. after her remarks, they opened it up for questions, and i asked her immediately, madame secretary, of all the damage you have seen from hurricane sandy, what is the worse and where does staten island rank in she said staten island ranks among the worse at the. to let me show what you is going here and this is the relief center. they set up a relief center for within gone who needs to come and make anything to make their lives bet or staten island. there is bo
, hurricane sandy bearing down on the east coast. >> fema has activated the fairfax county urban search and rescue team. melanie alnwick has the latest. >> reporter: members of fairfax county's urban search and rescue team have been all over the world responding to national disasters and earthquakes. they've been to turkey and japan and haiti. now, they are being activated just in case they are needed to deal with the aftereffects of sandy here on the east coast. yesterday, they packed up their belongings and hope any they got a good night's sleep and they will be reconvening this morning at their headquarters in chantilly where we are told they will mobilize in place until they get orders to where to go to respond for wherever they are needed. we are talking about 80 members of the squad as well as four search dogs will be part of the team that is mobilized. they are physicians. they are structural engineers. they are technical search experts, collapse experts, emergency planning and preparedness experts. exactly the sort of team you would need should the aftereffects of sandy get real
are frustrated with fema. they have reached a breaking point. >> three years on my mind and. >> this is a terrible thing. >> it's traveling to each area affected by sandy and urging people to be patient as they work to get to their region. >>> easing up on speed camera fines in the district. the new plan going into affect. sue. >> when you see the pictures in new york, it's heartbreaking, isn't it? >> had a lot of cloudy days but we have nothing to complain about. i'll let you know if we bright everyone things up into the weekend and lindsay, it feels like hockey weather. >> it does. unfortunately, i have bad news. there is more bad news for hockey players and fans. plus, are you ready for hoops on the verizon center. we'll preview the wizards and we'll hear what rg iii and cam newton have to say about their comparisons. brian? >> if you have a story idea, call us or www.fox5tips@wttg.com. ttg.com. charlie rose: will you endorse prpresident obama? colin powell: yes. when he took over we were in one of the... worst recessions we had seen in recent times... close to a depress
is using this as a chance to look like a leader. sitting there in that fema chair, he looks like a leader. bringing people together. and encouraging them to fix this mess. >> what about you? >> i think it will definitely have somewhat of an impact. people really hate the bipartisan ship in government. can really only help obama and romney should jump on the bandwagon and cozy up with the democratic governor. >> you heard the professor say it, they are going to pick the president today. watch all this live online. back to you. >> very interesting. thank you very much. >> we also have our eyes on the big u.s. senate race in virginia. last week george allen on for extended interview. today we talked in depth with tim kaine. he tried to set the record straight on where he stands on taxes. >> i have a simple tax plan. let the bush tax cuts expire. even they get the tax cut up to 500,000. if you let that expire, you raise $500 billion. that's the way we can avoid cuts. very simple plan. my opponent opposes it . that makes the deficit worse without helping the economy. >> you can see both full i
power, governor bob mcdonald authorized members of the virginia national guard to help. and fema activated the fairfax county search and rescue team. >> crews will be heading out later this afternoon. melanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning allison and tony, that is just one of the ways that fairfax can be the isgetting ready. the urban search and rescue team mobilized yesterday. they spent a good part yesterday packing up their gear and they will be mobilizing this morning until they get the call from fema in terms of where their skill set is most need aid long eastern sea board. we are here in fair lakes we've been out in front of the 24 hour wal-mart here. probably since before 4:00 this morning, i think we're getting a blast of things to come, ere none a while, we get a cold icy wind blast. and we can see that things are going to get much worse. i want to bring in this person who was kind enough to brave the roads this morning to talk to us a little bit about how things are going in the didn't. you said nothing closed so far, but everybody is on the ready. >> no road
policies, but a lot of homeowners in fema-designated flood zones didn't have a choice, they had to buy flood insurance. so they're likely to be covered as well because flood insurance policy covers not only for a flood, but also a storm surge. >> we also want to remind you that refrigerated food can spoil quickly during a power outage. to keep items in the refrigerator as cool as possible, the centers for disease control and prevention suggests packing together dairy items, fish, meat, and also with eggs in a cooler with ice. tony. >> use a food thermometer to check food that's been in a dark refrigerator. anything that's more than 40 degrees fahrenheit, throw it out. for the freezer section, a half full freezer will keep food cold -- will keep food cold enough for about a day. a full freezer protects frozen foods for about 48 hours. and avoid opening either the refrigerator or the freezer to keep the interiors cold for as long as possible. >>> we want to thank everyone who has sent in their pictures, their videos, the picture behind us was taken in boyds maryland. >> obviously we can
might be gone but people are just starting to fill out paperwork for fema assistance. >> reporter: new jersey residents can start to get their paperwork in order today, to try to get federal help to deal with all of the damage left by send. politicians pledging to help jersey shore coastal communities back on their feet. today is the first day to file for emergency management assistance. while larger cities slowly get back to normal, smaller communities are letting the affects of the damage on their town singe in. >> i love my town. >> we lost thousands worth of clothes and furniture. and the documents i had here. and can you see that is cracking here through the wall it's cracking -- cracking. all of this is damaged. >> reporter: there are attempts to return to normal as limited bus and subway service resumes in new york city and parts of new jersey. the drivers continue to clog the roads, despite a ban on cars with less than three people traveling into manhattan. even though gasoline to fuel the cars is in short supply. despite all of the hurdles, people are trying to put the issues
in fema-designated flood zones don't have a choice, they had to buy flood insurance, so they're likely to be covered as well because flood insurance policy covers not only for a flood, but also a storm surge. the other coverage, you talked about falling trees, if a tree were to fall on a car, so long as you have comprehensive coverage and about 80% of the people, drivers opt to purchase it, you're covered on that as well when it comes to the auto insurance. >> an older car, like the one that i drive, though, will most of us just have liability and we're out of luck, right? >> i would say yes and i think that's why if you talk to insurance agents, they say if you're going to drop one on an older car, it's better to drop collision because collision is pricier than comprehensive and you have comprehensive coverage not only -- the answer is not just described with the tree falling on the car, but the comprehensive also covers you for a partial or submerged flooding of a vehicle. >> it's too late at this point if you haven't done the work that you were supposed to do, the itemizing and all
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